Culture, classic cars and a feast of culinary delights can be experienced this summer in a series of events at The Brentford Project, Ballymore’s upcoming development in west London. Now in its second year since 2019, the popular Summer Series runs from June to September, with a showcase of local creativity and cultural inspiration.
Fresh produce, street food, refreshments, flowers, terrariums and more will be on sale in The Summer Market, taking place on three Saturdays in June, July and August. Ballymore has teamed up with market specialist RMS Markets to bring artisan and fine foods, and a host of other treats.
Brentford’s own classic and supercar hub Duke of London, which is based at The Factory at The Brentford Project, is displaying its wares, while neighbouring local business, Rye by the Water, is serving up its regular drinks and snacks menu. Local artist Mark Pearce is leading a series of art classes, offering a chance to capture Brentford’s special waterside environment under Pearce’s expert guidance.
Culture comes in other forms, with The Walking Theatre Company transforming The Brentford Project’s outdoor spaces into an island setting for a production of The Tempest and Athens for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, both taking place in August. There are inspirational stories and business insights from a string of speakers taking part in The Summer Talks, which can be viewed in person, or online via The Brentford Project’s Instagram IGTV channel. Speakers in the line-up include Elizabeth Haigh, Michelin starred chef and founder of Kaizen House, Grace O’Neill, journalist and co-host of podcast After Work Drinks, and Victoria Prew, CEO and co-founder of wardrobe rental platform, HURR Collective.
For those wanting to get out and active over the summer, there is a timetable of classes and workshops, including weekend workouts with cult fitness brand House of Voga, whose classes are set to a 1980s house music beat. And those looking to get a little closer to nature have a chance to learn more about plants, terrariums and the natural world in monthly workshops by the creatives behind Glass Gardens London.
All events in The Summer Series programme adhere to the Government guidelines in place at the time and are fully compliant and Covid-19 safe. Log on to www.thebrentfordproject.co.uk to find out more about the programme and book your tickets for this year’s events.